Michael Mroziak

Reporter

Michael Mroziak is an experienced, award-winning reporter whose career includes broadcast and print media experience. When he joined the WBFO news staff in April 2015, it was his return to both the radio station and to Horizons Plaza. 

A 1988 graduate of Grand Island High School and 1992 graduate of Ithaca College, Michael began his broadcasting career with the former WHLD-AM in Niagara Falls/Grand Island and then joined WBEN-AM, where he worked from 1992 to 2000.  He next joined the former WNED-AM and also worked as a producer for WIVB-TV. 

In between broadcast positions, Michael spent some time in public relations and marketing, but found himself back in media after "becoming one of the casualties of the Great Recession." In September 2010, Michael joined WBFO as a part-time reporter for its final year and a half in the University at Buffalo's Allen Hall. He also worked as a freelance contributor for several outlets, including the Polish-American newspaper Am-Pol Eagle, Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium (for which he voiced several locally-produced shows), WNY Hockey Report, New York Hockey Journal and the college-prep level hockey programs Buffalo Stars and Buffalo Jr. Sabres.

After working two years as sports editor for the Niagara Gazette, Michael accepted the invitation to return to WBFO. 

Michael was honored by the Am-Pol Eagle as one of its 2015 Citizens of the Year, recognized for his work producing stories of interest to the Polish-American community over the years. He also received top honors by the New York State Broadcast Association in the category of Outstanding Feature for his story about a Buffalo-based pub which, for many years, has enjoyed a role as a semi-official "must stop" on Election Night.

Michael's interests include astronomy, British comedy shows (his collection includes numerous episodes of the 1950s BBC Radio series The Goon Show) and music. He is also a sports enthusiast who still plays hockey and, in addition to the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, follows baseball and soccer. His favorite "football" team is English club Lincoln City FC.

He resides in Amherst with his wife and two daughters, two cats and recently-adopted rescue dog.

You can email Michael at mmroziak@wbfo.org, or follow on Twitter at @MrozWBFO.  
 

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Derek Gee, Buffalo News (designated pool photographer)

A former Erie County Democratic Committee chairman and longtime local political operative faces nine counts in an indictment unsealed this morning in State Supreme Court. G. Steven Pigeon pled not guilty to all counts, which include bribery, rewarding official misconduct and a grand larceny charge.

  

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A company based in Western New York is producing components for body armor that could better equip those who put their lives on the line in the battlefield and on the streets.


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A Niagara County-based foundation is giving $1 million to Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity of Lackawanna, which funds Baker Victory Services, for the construction of a new house where families of troubled youths can visit their loved ones. The house being funded by the Moore For Kids Foundation will also provide emergency shelter to children removed from homes.

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The Buffalo Bills will bestow a rare honor upon one of its alumni from the Super Bowl years this September, when the team retires Bruce Smith's jersey number 78.

  

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

There were dozens of armed police and emergency medical personnel at Frontier High School in Hamburg Thursday, moving in to end a shooting situation and get students out to safety. But it was all just a drill.


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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump spoke in front of 11,400 people at Buffalo's First Niagara Center Monday night, in a large rally on the eve of New York's primary election.


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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a town hall meeting in Amherst Thursday. He immediately took on a question about his comment about "New York values" and then drew cheers from the audience of about 300 invited guests when he declared, "we will beat Donald Trump in Cleveland."

Eileen Koteras Elibol / WBFO News

An estimated 8,000 people gave Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders an enthusiastic welcome on the University at Buffalo's North Campus Monday evening. But first, the U.S. Senator from Vermont took time to address an estimated 3,000 people who couldn't get inside Alumni Arena.

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Hillary Clinton expressed her faith in Buffalo's future and took some credit for helping spur the city's economic rebound while serving as a U.S. Senator during a campaign push in downtown Buffalo Friday.


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Former President Bill Clinton came to Depew on Tuesday to drum up support for his wife's own bid for the White House.


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Western New York's dairy industry could suffer a serious blow if Canada imposes new, restrictive trade rules. So says Senator Charles Schumer and many regional dairy producers.


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Dancers, dignitaries and shoppers gathered inside The Broadway Market Friday to mark the official launch of the Easter shopping season at the Buffalo landmark.


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Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane has been cleared in an investigation into a sexual encounter at a downtown hotel in December.


Buffalo's police union and the city's police commissioner have different opinions about the union's proposal to provide patrol officers with higher-powered guns than their currently-issued pistols. City lawmakers, meanwhile, are not ready to commit one way or another.


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Donald Trump's presidential campaign got its first endorsement Wednesday from a sitting member of Congress and that congressman represents parts of Western New York.

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With SolarCity's stock price plummeting, some have voiced concerns over the future of the company's massive manufacturing plant that is under construction in South Buffalo. During his visit to Buffalo Thursday, Governor Cuomo looked to ease those concerns.

WBFO News photo by Michael Mroziak

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced new economic development that will bring a combined 1,400 jobs to Buffalo and Dunkirk over the next decade.

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